New ABFO Open Job Posting - Accounting Manager - Inovio Pharmaceuticals

Company Profile

Inovio is taking immunotherapy to the next level in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. We are the only immunotherapy company that has reported generating T cells in vivo in high quantity that are fully functional and whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include MedImmune, Regeneron, Genentech, The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, DARPA, GeneOne Life Science, Plumbline Life Sciences, ApolloBio Corporation, Drexel University, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, and Laval University. For more information, visit

Job Summary

Inovio Pharmaceuticals is seeking an Accounting Manager to lead the Accounts Payable and Payroll teams. In addition, the Accounting Manager prepares various month end closing journal entries related to accounts payable and payroll.

Essential job functions and duties

  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end close process, including of the preparation of various journal entries and account reconciliations related to AP and payroll.
  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of the accounts payable team.  Ensure the accuracy of accounts payable batches and review all vendor invoices for appropriate account coding prior to posting. 
  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of the accounts payable to ensure that vendors are paid timely.
  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of the payroll functions. Ensure payroll changes are consistent with the support provided by the Human Resources department and payroll is processed timely.
  • Supervise Senior Accountant, and Accounts Payable Clerks.
  • Coordinate with the Assistant Controller in preparation of deliverables for our quarterly review and year-end audits.  This includes preparing audit schedules and pulling audit selection support.
  • Ensure proper adherence and documentation of internal controls in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley and COSO framework; specifically for the areas of accounts payable and payroll.
  • Collaborate with Senior Accounting Management to support overall department objectives, including the establishment and implementation of proper accounting methods, policies, and principles.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business with an emphasis in accounting required.
  • 5 years finance and accounting experience with a mix of public and corporate accounting. Biotech industry experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience with direct reports.
  • Strong skills with Excel Spreadsheets and MS Word.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and recent accounting trends.
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy of work performed.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
  • Ability to direct and supervise staff of varying skill levels and experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from Assistant Controller to accomplish objectives.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results.


Interested in this opportunity?

Submit an application by accessing the Accounting Manager (A/P & Payroll) position
link on the Careers page of the Inovio public website at:

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train and promote the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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